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"I've never seen so much GOLD in my life"! Discovery at the base of Temple Mount.

Posted by Iris Hami on Sep 10, 2013 10:12:34 AM


"I've never seen so much gold in my life"! Archaeologist discovers hoard of Byzantine treasure at Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The find made in an area called Ophel includes a total of 36 gold coins etched with images of Byzantine emperors and a 10cm medallion etched with a Menorah, Shofar made from a rams horn and a Torah Scroll.

Among the unprecedented find, made by Dr. Eilat Mazar of Jerusalem's Hebrew University, was also a 3,000-year-old earthenware jug inscribed with what is believed to be the earliest example of written text ever discovered in the region.

Gold discovered in Israel

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